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2008-06-20 09:00:45

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Cameco Corp., the world's largest uranium producer, have announced that Cameco has joined GE and Hitachi as owners of their laser enrichment venture. The demand for enriched uranium is projected to increase significantly in the next decade with the anticipated construction of a new generation of nuclear power plants to help address the world's converging needs involving energy security and global climate change. In response to this need, a U.S....

2008-06-15 09:00:07

PARIS | President Bush accused Iran on Saturday of rejecting a new set of incentives to stop enriching uranium. "I am disappointed that the leaders rejected this generous offer out of hand," Bush said during a joint news conference with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France. - From wire reports pre-emptive ruling Tehran did not formally reject the offer presented by European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on behalf of the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and...

2008-04-14 18:00:38

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) submitted its loan guarantee implementation plan to Congress and said it intends to issue its loan guarantee solicitations as soon as possible after the congressional review. USEC Inc. (NYSE:USU) said today it is planning to submit an application shortly after the DOE solicitation is made late in the second quarter of 2008. USEC strongly supports the principles behind the DOE loan guarantee program, which will help America rebuild its...

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2007-01-26 09:49:51

NEW YORK -- Nobody knows where Oleg Khinsagov got the 100 grams of highly enriched uranium he tried to sell recently to security agents in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. But one thing is for sure - wherever it came from, there's plenty more. The most recent episode of international intrigue involving a radioactive substance, revealed by Georgian authorities Wednesday, demonstrates just how uncontrolled and easily smuggled nuclear bomb-making materials are in the states of the former...

2006-08-31 18:19:56

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran appears to be encountering technical difficulties with its uranium enrichment but this does not diminish the fact that it has nuclear ambitions and is acting on them, U.S. officials and experts said on Thursday. "Have they encountered technical difficulties? Absolutely, because this is a very difficult thing to do," Undersecretary of State Robert Joseph, the top U.S. non-proliferation official, told Reuters. "But...

2006-08-31 15:26:21

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - A defiant Iran faces the threat of U.N. Security Council sanctions after the world body's atomic watchdog said Tehran refused to stop work on its nuclear program by a Thursday deadline. Western countries, including the United States, and the European Union fear Tehran is using the program to try to make atomic bombs. Iran says it wants only electricity from it. A confidential report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran on...

2006-08-30 10:17:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran has begun enriching a new batch of uranium just days ahead of a U.N. deadline for Tehran to suspend atomic fuel work or face possible sanction, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency, the Vienna-based U.N. nuclear watchdog, plans to disclose Iran's new enrichment work in a report due out on Thursday, the newspaper said, citing officials in Washington and European capitals who have been monitoring Iran's efforts....

2006-08-30 09:32:45

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran has begun enriching a new batch of uranium just days ahead of a U.N. deadline for Tehran to suspend atomic fuel work or face possible sanction, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency, the Vienna-based U.N. nuclear watchdog, plans to disclose Iran's new enrichment work in a report due out on Thursday, the newspaper said, citing officials in Washington and European capitals who have been monitoring Iran's efforts....

2006-08-27 15:26:30

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it would never stop uranium enrichment despite a looming U.N. deadline designed to ensure it cannot develop nuclear weapons. But chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani reiterated Iran's stance that it was ready to hold talks on its nuclear program. Six world powers have offered a package of economic incentives to the Islamic Republic if it halts uranium enrichment. "Iran will continue its uranium enrichment. We want to produce...

2006-08-25 01:31:35

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo police on Friday arrested five executives from a Japanese company suspected of exporting devices that could be used in producing nuclear weapons, one of which was discovered in Libya, Japanese media said. Mitutoyo Corp., which produces precision measuring equipment, is suspected of exporting to Malaysia without a license two devices that could be used in uranium enrichment, Kyodo news agency said. Police have been investigating possible export routes from...


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2005-05-25 11:04:31

Uranium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. A heavy, silvery-white, toxic, metallic, and naturally-radioactive element, uranium belongs to the actinide series and its isotope 235U is used as the fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Uranium is commonly found in very small amounts in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals (including humans). Notable characteristics When refined, uranium is a silvery white, weakly radioactive...

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